IPL GC agenda: Members to get update on government’s green light, Chinese sponsorship deals | Cricket News

NEW DELHI: The IPL governing council will likely be up to date on the standing of crucial authorities approvals for internet hosting the T20 league within the UAE when the members meet on Sunday aside from deliberating a foolproof SOP on well being security together with a dialogue on the Chinese language sponsorships.
Whereas the BCCI is all set to shift the league to the United Arab Emirates, it’s learnt that the standing of presidency’s clearance is top-most within the 10-point agenda of the Brijesh Patel-led governing council.
It’s anticipated that president Sourav Ganguly, secretary Jay Shah, each of whose “cooling off waiver” case is in Supreme Court docket will likely be attending the assembly as everlasting invitees together with treasurer Arun Dhumal and joint secretary Jayesh George.
“Now we have a gathering tomorrow however everyone seems to be awaiting the clearances from the House Ministry in addition to the Exterior Affairs Ministry for the match to be shifted to the UAE,” a senior BCCI official abreast with GC developments instructed PTI on situations of anonymity.
It’s learnt that the destiny of VIVO, the Chinese language cellular firm which pays Rs 440 crore for title sponsorship may even come up for dialogue.
Crucial side would be the SOP that will likely be handed to the franchises for Monday’s dialogue the place they will increase their considerations.
The important thing factors on IPL agenda for Sunday’s assembly are as follows:
1) Approval of Minutes of earlier conferences
The approval of minutes of three earlier GC conferences.
2) Awaiting Authorities Approval
The BCCI is but to get obligatory clearances from the House and Exterior Affairs Ministries earlier than they will set the ball rolling. It’s also understood {that a} formal approval from the UAE authorities can be awaited which will likely be procured by Emirates Cricket Board.
3) Schedule, Length
The match will likely be both of 51 days ranging from September 19 or 53 days if the ultimate is pushed again to September 10, which provides broadcasters to money in on Diwali week.
4) Chinese language Sponsorship offers in IPL to remain for now
Vivo is the title sponsor whereas PayTM, Dream 11, BYJUs and Swiggy have Chinese language investments. Because of the prevailing stress between India and China, the matter will likely be up for dialogue. In all chances, VIVO will full the current contract which fetches BCCI Rs 440 crore a 12 months as getting a brand new sponsor within the eleventh hour is tough.
5) Commonplace Working Process
The SOP is round a 240-page doc that has been ready and will likely be shared with the franchises. It contains all well being security associated measures together with the variety of COVID exams that will likely be carried out and the way the bio-bubble will likely be created.
There will likely be directives on Squad Energy (prone to be capped at 40, together with gamers, help workers and administration workforce).
Whereas BCCI’s SOP could be upgraded by the franchises, they on no account can downgrade it.
It has been learnt that the BCCI will let franchises resolve on whether or not they would enable households (wives, companions, youngsters) to journey with the gamers or not.
“The BCCI will solely negotiate with the accommodations and attempt to present them with low cost charges but it surely’s the franchise that should create the bubble as per SOP.”
6) WILL IPL GC members get to journey
Usually, the IPL Governing Council members journey to numerous venues — whether or not India or overseas in the course of the match however there will likely be discussions as as to whether in these instances with well being security being paramount, the members needs to be allowed to journey to observe the matches or not.
“There are a couple of senior residents within the IPL GC and one must put a whole lot of thought into whether or not travelling will likely be dangerous or not,” the official stated.
7) Alternative Participant
There will likely be dialogue on procure alternative gamers in case gamers within the unique squad are unable to journey. Like South Africa’s borders are closed in the interim and the likes of Quinton de Kock, Kagiso Rabada, Imran Tahir and AB de Villiers are essential for his or her respective franchises.
8) ACU actions
At the moment, BCCI’s ACU unit has eight full-time officers however even then, they might require extra workforce with every workforce needing one integrity officer and likewise the accommodations the place the groups are staying should be monitored as there can be different visitors too.
“There’s a risk that BCCI can rent from ICC’s ACU workforce and pay a charge for his or her providers,” the oficial additional said.
9) BCCI’s personal medical unit
There will likely be dialogue on whether or not BCCI can have their very own medical unit travelling or put together a workforce of medical practitioners primarily based out of the United Arab Emirates.
10) Assembly with consultants who devised ECB’s bio-bubble
The BCCI brass may even be assembly the workforce of consultants assigned by the England and Wales Cricket Board to create the bio-secure atmosphere for the simply concluded collection towards West Indies together with upcoming one towards Pakistan and the continuing towards Eire.

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